Snow Day Special

You can always count on Maryland weather to be… a little unpredictable. So, in prime Maryland weather fashion, it appears that most of us are holed up at home watching the snow come down. Since you have some time at home, we decided to do a little flash sale and offer some….

SNOW DAY SPECIALS! It’s not too late to get involved in Spring drama at DLC. We’re going to have a blast this Spring with Madagascar – a Musical Adventure. Many classes (are supposed to) start this week. You haven’t missed your chance, though! Register for a Spring Production or Beginning Acting Class today only using code WAIVELATE and we’ll waive the late registration fee.

Wondering what Madagascar is even about? Check out one of our recent blog posts detailing the story to get a taste of what’s in store.

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Summer Bundles Are BACK!

 As 2018 continues full steam ahead, we’re chugging closer and closer to 2018! If you missed The Doorbuster (our biggest discount of the year), it’s not too late to save big on Summer Drama Camps at DLC. Have fun and save money when you register for multiple camps with the following bundled packages. Act fast– these packages are available for a limited time only.

We’ve got not one, not two, but THREE different options for you to enjoy multiple Broadway Babies Preschool Drama camps this Summer.

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Middle and High School students that are interested in learning behind-the-scenes aspects of theatre will get the most of our Backstage Bundle! Register for Theatre Design 101 (July 16-20), Cosplay Creations (July 23-27), and Director-in-Training Week (August 27-31) and save $110 when you use code BACKSTAGE at checkout. That’s right– get all 3 camps for only $800.

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Finally, if your Elementary school student is ready to have drama fun all Summer long, you can save the biggest! Get the whole Summer of Elementary 1-, 2-, and 3-week camps, and get a week for free. That’s Descendants’ Dynasty, Trolls Takeover, Frozen Adventures, Pop Stars Sing!Annie, Alice in Wonderland, Best of Broadway, and Endless Summer Fun — for $2,800 (a $330 savings). PLUS– campers enrolled through the Whole Summer Bundle also receive 50% off extended care as well. Register today using code WSB2018 to save $330 when you stay for the entire summer of drama fun at DLC!

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*HELPFUL HINT: You can secure your spot in applicable sessions of these bundles with a deposit and a fully-customized payment plan by calling us at ​(410) 849-6335​. Bundles on payment plans are subject to an additional handling fee.​

What is Madagascar About?

If you’re still on the fence about registering for our Spring session of Madagascar because you’re unfamiliar with the story, allow us to shed some light on the topic for you!

 

Check out the trailer for the film here:

And now… for the play-by-play of Madagascar! Be warned: spoilers below. Don’t read this if you don’t want to know what happens in Madagascar – a Musical Adventure.

  1. Marty the zebra celebrates his tenth birthday at the Central Park Zoo with his friends Alex the lion, Gloria the hippo, and Melman the giraffe. 
  2. Marty gets bored, and inspired by the zoo’s penguins– Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private– who are escaping from the zoo. Marty decides to break free from the routine by breaking out of the zoo.
  3. Alex, Melman, and Gloria follow Marty to try to convince him to come back. They all find each other in Grand Central Station, and are sedated with a tranquilizer gun after Alex’s attempts to communicate with humans are misunderstood as aggression.
  4. The zoo is forced to ship the escaped animals by sea to a Kenyan wildlife preserve after facing backlash from animal activists. The penguins take over the ship and set it on course for Antaarctica. In the scuffle, the crates containing the rest of the animals overboard. 
  5. The creatures wash ashore mistaking the coast of Madagascar for the the San Diego Zoo. They meet a pack of lemurs led by King Julien XIII.
  6. While Marty, Gloria, and Melman begin to enjoy their new setting, Alex finds himself hungrier and hungrier without the steady supply of raw steak he received at the zoo. A starving and disoriented Alex accidentally starts preying on his friends and is banished to the predator side of the island.
  7. When the penguins turn the ship around and head back to Madagascar, Marty sneaks over the predator side of the island to get Alex before returning to the ship and everyone lives happily ever after!

We hope this has made you a little more familiar with the premise of this fun story about zoo animals in the wild. Many classes are starting to fill up, so register today for one of our Beginning Acting, Production, or Broadway Babies class to “move it, move it” with DLC this Spring!

 

Urinetown – 5 Fast Facts

TYA Professional Training Program Spring and Summer auditions are fast approaching. Ahead of casting for our Spring production of Urinetown and Summer production of Junie B. Jones, we wanted to share some quick facts with you about our next mainstage show. Are you ready? Here we go…

  1. Urinetown played 965 performance on Broadway after 25 previews
  2. It opened September 20, 2001 (7 days after its scheduled opening, that was postponed due to the World Trade Center attack that cancelled Broadway shows for a brief period of time)
  3. Winner of 3 TONY Awards (nominated for another 7)
  4. Even though Urinetown was selling well and had just recouped its initial $3.7 million investment, it met an untimely end. Producers were notified that they needed to vacatethe Henry Miller Theatre as it was being torn down to make room for a new skyscraper. When the producers were unableto find a new home for the show, it remained permanently closed.
  5. Writers Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis are reportedly developing both a prequel and sequel for Urinetown.

Now that you know a little more about Urinetown than you did before, it’s time to schedule your audition! Get all of the information you need here.

Summer Camp Spotlight

The time has come to shine the spotlight on yet another fun-filled Summer Camp session in store this year. Did you know that Drama Learning Center offers programs all summer long for campers aged 3-18? No matter your age or interest, there’s truly something for everyone this Summer! Today, we’re talking about…

Annie KIDS (July 9-20)

It’s the hard knock life for us! Everyone’s favorite orphan returns to the DLC stage in a one act show that’s sure to make the sun come out this summer. Campers will improve their acting, singing, and dancing skills as they work together as a theatrical team. Camp culminates in two final performances!

Annie has been captivating audiences and actors alike for generations. Whether you’re enamored with 1982 “Annie” or groove with 2014 “Annie,” your budding star is sure to have a blast in this camp. Here’s what you need to know about this session:

  • Dates: July 9 – July 20
  • Time: 9 am – 3 pm (extended care available 7 am – 6 pm for an additional fee)
  • Tuition: $685*

*Register by February 15th at 11:59 pm to get $100 off tuition with our Doorbuster Discount before it expires!

BONUS: Check out this vintage shot of Annie at DLC from over 10 years ago featuring Drama Learning Center Artistic Director, Ms. Stephanie Williams (far left) and Teaching Artist Ms. Amy Williamson as Ms. Hannigan. Annie is a bonafide hit at Drama Learning Center every time we produce it, but this was the first!

*Helpful Hint: Annie may split into two separate sections divided by age based on enrollment. Students grades K-2 might be in a different group than students grades 3-5.

Check out Annie KIDS and the rest of our Summer Drama Camps today! Register now while you still have your choice of sessions and can save up to $100 off camp.